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Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism and Hospitality in West Virginia

A strong economy stems from an educated, skilled workforce, vibrant communities supported by strong leadership and an interest in exploring all the state has to offer. WVU Extension Service experts understand how all of these dynamic pieces fit together to form a thriving West Virginia.

WVU Extension Tourism Specialist coordinates the activities of the WVU Rural Tourism Design Team. The Team provides research, training, and technical assistance support for sustainable rural tourism development throughout West Virginia. Partnerships with Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Public Administration and other Colleges and Departments at WVU provide a depth of knowledge and expertise strategically targeted to support the development of a sustainable tourism economy in West Virginia.

Featured Programs

West Virginia Welcome Voices of Change Sharing Tucker Tourism First Impressions
Destination Competitiveness

If you have community-based tourism research, training, and technical assistance needs, the WVU Extension Service can help.

Contact Doug Arbogast, WVU Extension Tourism Specialist, to discuss needs, availability and costs.